Finally, my Lilla is on its way. It took me 8 weeks and 30 emails to figure it out.
34m/70cm wide Lilla is 3.70Euro/m + 100Euro shipping from UK to USA with 5kg maxed out is together 226Euro equals 6.40Euro/m
Payment only by bank transfer, no paypal, no credit card.
Black and Son's sells about 25$/yard.
Shipping from IT is 150Euro/5kg
Shipping from DE (Orag) is 30Euro/5kg at about 8.50Euro/m, only bank transfer
Orag and Gilt Edge would have here the same end price with a maxed out 5kg parcel or 34m canvas.
There is no 165 - 175g/m2 Hymo available in the U.S.A., only Black and Son's could maybe have it.
Steinlauf & Stoller only has 150 and 200g/m2
On top of that now comes 85$ = 69 Euro Tax from US over FedEx paid. The FedEx letter came today.
So all together is 226 + 69 = 295Euro
Lilla is not Gold Dust, it is Diamond Dust now, because you cannot get it overseas, never can you get it to some 3rd world country. You need to have connections in Europe with a bank account in Europe in order to get canvas from there.
Orag is probably the best way to get canvas. But, they don't answer letters outside Europe and you need to have also an European Bank Account. They also only speak German. They have not even answered me on email, when I asked them to ship to USA. They just ignore emails outside Germany.
I feel sorry for any stoneage tailor outside Europe, who cannot get the material which is needed.
On top of that now, since I am busy paying the tax now, Antonio made the total bill on 226Euro, including the 100Eurp shipping, so that I have now to pay even costums on shipping.
Edited by Der Zuschneider, 14 June 2014 - 07:01 AM.